DID YOU KNOW…
83% of households we help are families with children
We provide stable housing and other services for more than 1,000 working-class families each year
11% of Virginia families live in poverty
Mount Vernon Voice — Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services held its Transforming Lives Gala at the Westin Alexandria Saturday evening. President and CEO David Levine noted that 2015 saw another year of their success for their housing residents moving from homelessness to permanent housing stability. “They saw their lives transformed for the better,” he said. “They realized a fresh start on a new future of prosperity. And it all started with a roof over their heads.” The Mount Vernon Voice was proud to be a media sponsor of the Good Shepherd Housing gala.
Mount Vernon Voice — When a homeless family finally gets a roof over their heads, the expense of moving to a new home and buying furniture can break the family’s budget, notes Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services director of development Candice Bennett.
See what some of the families are saying about how GSH was able to help them…
“Thank you so much for helping my family to not have our electricity cut off while we are trying to muddle through these tough times. It is hard to ask for help when you’re used to be self sufficient!”
“We are very grateful for your program. Life has turned for the better for us. After nine months, my husband is now employed again.”-AH
“With the help of GSH, I have been able to improve my life with self-sufficiency, which has placed me in a better position to purchase my first home! GSH is a great program for someone who is in need of a new beginning in their lives and is working towards making some positive changes.”-SS
“We are incredibly grateful to you for your help in helping us prevent our water from being shut off in late summer. God bless.”- LS